We attempted to draw a sample for a patient but were only able to obtain one tube. What should we do?
Occasionally, a pet’s temperament, health status, or other circumstances create a situation where obtaining two complete tubes at one time may prove difficult. If you have attempted to draw a sample and only have one complete blood tube, please:
Consider sedation or other chemical restraint, if warranted and appropriate.
If the second tube cannot be obtained the same day, please call 833-464-7297 to discuss the best approach for this patient.
Is it safe to obtain a 15mL blood sample from a dog at one time?
Yes, in most cases, 15mL (which amounts to approximately one tablespoon of blood) can be safely obtained from a patient. Research has shown that it is safe to draw up to 15% of a dog’s circulating blood volume (CBV) monthly without the need for fluid ...
My patient’s sample failed. How do I resolve the failure status in my account?
When a sample fails to produce a result, all members of the clinic who are registered with PetDx will receive an email alert pertaining to this failure. You will also be able to see a ‘Sample Failed’ status for that entry in the Veterinary Portal. ...
The tube lost its vacuum. Can I top off the sample with a needle and syringe?
Yes, if the minimum volume is not achieved, use a 21 gauge or larger bore needle and regular syringe to obtain the remaining required blood. To transfer the blood to the tube, uncap the tube, remove the needle, and deposit the blood directly from the ...
Can I send a sample in a serum separator tube (SST)/red tiger top?
No, OncoK9 requires a specific blood tube that protects and stabilizes cell-free DNA in the blood. Samples must be drawn using the Roche® cell-free DNA blood collection tubes provided in the OncoK9 kit. Samples collected in any other tube than the ...
Why does the blood sample need to be collected within 15 minutes?
In order to preserve the quality of the whole blood sample and ensure an appropriate additive to blood ratio, the entire contents of the tube need to be collected within 15 minutes of the initial tube puncture. In cases where your patient may need ...